Margot Dalton has done it again.Her Jackie Kaminski is a very intelligent detective not to mention beautiful. It is refreshing that Jackie is in the very real position of having so many suspects that she is totally baffeled and actually questions her professional ability to find this killer.The feelings that Jackie has as far as her childhood and her relationship with her lover Paul brings unity between the reader and the character. She is a real person and not some out of touch socialite turned cop.She is full of character and her experiences causes her to be in touch with the people she comes in contact with on her cases. She is a sharp detective and dosen't let much escape her.I can't wait for her next case.
AMAZON.COM READER'S REVIEW
The intruder knew his way around Maribel Lewis's home --- yet took nothing. The intruder left a threatening letter...and a vile photograph. The intruder seems to know Maribel's deepest secret -- and wants payment in blood.
Reviewer: A reader
Maribel Lewis is mean-spirited woman, who makes the lives of everyone who knows her miserable. However, even a despicable woman like Maribel does not deserve to be the target of a vicious harassment campaign that includes death threats and break-ins to her home. Police officer Jackie Kaminsky is assigned to the Lewis case, but before the law enforcement official can take any real action, Maribel is murdered, a victim of numerous stabbings in her bathdroom.
Jackie begins to investigate the most likely suspects, but soon discover that every one of them has received a death threat note which contains a pentagram as its' signature. When one the recipients of the notes is killed in a horrific manner, the police feel they are dealing with a serial killer. Though this is her first time heading up a homicide investigation and her lover wants her to change jobs, Jackie continues to skillfully search for the killer. If she survives the threat to her own life by the culprit, she must wonder if her much valued relationship can survive her profession.
Canadian author Margot Dalton shows much growth as a writer with her second Detective Kaminsky novel, SECOND THOUGHTS. There are so many viable suspects with credible motives that readers will never guess who the culprit is even though clues are available aplenty. The secondary characters are very well developed, leading to fans desiring that some of them have their own tales told. Great story telling has become the trademark of this wonderful writer.